What Recording Gear Do You Use?

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What Recording Gear Do You Use?

Hardware: Tape MT, HardDisk MT, SmartCard Device?
Software: PC/Mac/?
Other:_______Fill in the blank
Cheese Sandwich? w/Bacon?
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What Recording Gear Do You Use?

Post by Tardis » Tue May 15, 2007 1:11 am

What are you recording with?
I try to use a PS-04, but get nowhere. That little thing is complicated! I tried using a crappy Mic through my PC, didn't work. Need the right software.
I've been thinking about getting some recording software. Maybe one of those MT built-in-burner set-ups...What do you guys use? :idea:
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Post by portland » Tue May 15, 2007 1:13 am

Powerbook G4 right now. Not because I want to, just because it's what's there.

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Post by Motavis » Tue May 15, 2007 1:22 am

Cubase and Wavelab <<

in from my TC Electronic 24d

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Post by Wiglaf » Tue May 15, 2007 3:40 am

I've tried the cheese sandwich, but never with bacon! Maybe that's where the fatness is.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue May 15, 2007 4:18 am

Either Digi 002 -> Pro Tools 7 (serious at home recording)
Digi 002 -> Live 6 (getting ideas down/composing at home)
or Motu 828mkII -> Live 6 (at my bandmate's)

All on my Macbook or my bandmate's Powerbook.

I wouldn't recommend Pro Tools unless you're planning on moving stuff to bigger studios with an HD system or have learnt PT inside out. It has a lot of drawbacks (tied to Digi hardware, limited tracks, good plugs are expensive, no plug-in delay compensation (STILL?!)) but is great for mixing on, the mix engine sounds nicer than Live's by a fair way. Live is way better for midi and building tracks up in layers, and adding quasi-random things to the mix. I'll often build up arrangements in Live then bounce all tracks to mix them in PT. Best of both worlds.

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Post by Sweetnothing » Tue May 15, 2007 4:24 am

Software here, my crappy PC with emu 0404 pci soundcard, either live 5 or sonar 4 ( trying cubase LE right now because of the "my midi timing sucks" thread, it seems to be the only sequencer that lets you choose btw emulated and non emulated midi ports)

Sticking at 24 bits/44.1, going higher than that is not something I need right now.

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Post by supermel74 » Tue May 15, 2007 6:43 am

Hardware. Korg D1600 16 track digital recorder
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Post by wiss » Tue May 15, 2007 8:35 am

adats......then I dump it to a computer...
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Post by Jack Spider » Tue May 15, 2007 10:37 am

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Post by Tofuik » Tue May 15, 2007 11:16 am

Mbox2 and Live 5.2
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Post by nathanscribe » Tue May 15, 2007 11:45 am

Cubase and Firepod. Used to use an Edirol UA25 but it wasn't my cup of char. I also used to use an MMT8 and record live mixes in stereo straight to tape - it was cheap, and it worked, although I used to make a lot of mistakes...

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Tue May 15, 2007 2:29 pm

Echo Layla PCI card & Adobe Audition 1.5 on Dell P4 2GHz PC.

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Post by divineaudio » Tue May 15, 2007 3:38 pm

for studio work - a pc running sonar and live (2 actually, one in each room), in and out through a delta1010 (mine) and a presonus firebox (his). for live and field recordings an el cheapo sony condenser mic into a portable minidisc recorder. and sometimes my roommate will break out his old fostex four track.

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Post by PitchBender » Tue May 15, 2007 3:42 pm

Korg MM8 8ch. harddisk recorder (40gigs, 8 inputs, 2 stereo outs, 2 headphone outs)
works pretty good I'd say, fairly straight forward operation.
I've yet to do any heavy production with it, so i havnt put it through a good heavy testing of all the features.
you export wav files via USB, sometimes it works with my PC, sometimes it doesn't *shrugs* I havnt figured out what the prob is with my PC.
Thankfully it is pretty portable, I've taken to work, plugged it into a mac G5 and it worked instantly.
Other than the odd USB issue with my PC i wish the MM8 had built in compression. small complaint.

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Post by Twiddler » Tue May 15, 2007 11:52 pm

G4 1.67Mhz

RME Hammerfall Multiface, and I just bought a Presonus Firebox for portability w/ preamps.

Logic (6.4.3, thinking of upgrading). I love it.

Have a new Mackie 14 ch. mixer, for preamps, dreaming of something really classy like Neve's Portico or so... Avalon... Manley... (probably I'll get a used Behringer something, it's more my pricerange...)

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